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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2021 – Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia, is trying to suppress public awareness of the various lawsuits against it. That’s the conclusion reached by plaintiff Eric J. Bonetti, a former member, who has sued the church in various state and federal courts. Bonetti reached that conclusion after information on the various lawsuits was removed from the church’s Wikipedia page, located at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Episcopal_Church_(Alexandria,_Virginia). “This is not the first time that the church and former rector Robert Malm have attempted to suppress the public’s right to know,” said Bonetti. “It is my position […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2021 –  A federal appellate court in Chicago, Illinois, unanimously dismissed a train conductor’s negligence lawsuit against his employer for injuries he sustained due to a slip and fall accident that occurred while he was working at a railyard.   Bradley LeDure was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad Co. As an engineer, his job duties included tagging trains to prepare them for use. On the day of his slip and fall accident, he was in charge of powering down parked trains at a Salem railyard so that they could be taken to […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2021 – MyPhillyLawyer attorneys Dean Weitzman and John Lord successfully obtained a $1.75 million settlement for their injured client, Eric Davis. Mr. Davis was 28 years old when his car hauler co-driver went off Interstate 80, totaling the truck.   Mr. Davis was ejected from the truck’s sleeper and sustained significant disc herniations in his lumbar and cervical spine. He was starting his career as a long-haul trucker. Mr. Davis was permanently disabled by his injuries and four subsequent spinal surgeries.   MyPhillyLawyer filed suit against the truck driver, Andriy Prionyuk, and the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)July 20, 2021 – Sustaining a head injury in a car accident is not dissimilar to receiving a head injury while deployed overseas or playing sports. The symptoms of brain injuries are common but affect each person differently. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is difficult, frustrating and painstakingly slow. The good news is there is another form of assistance available, brain glasses. Recently, a woman was rear-ended by another vehicle, causing the woman’s car to crash into the car in front of her. The woman’s head hit the steering wheel and snapped back. She […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2021 –  The family of a Chicago man who suffered serious injuries in a heavy machinery accident while working at a South Side railyard sued Norfolk Southern Railway for negligence. The lawsuit alleged the railway company deliberately put employees at risk of accidents by openly violating safety regulations.   Ernest Staggers Jr., 31, claimed railyard supervisors failed to provide workers with adequate training. They told employees to ride on equipment used to load railcars even though it was against company policy. Safety protocols required the use of trucks or passenger vehicles with proper […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2021 – A Joliet woman received a $150,000 settlement in a slip and fall lawsuit against the city and its officials. Lorraine Fitzsimmons sued the City of Joliet for negligence and carelessness in the maintenance of a sidewalk. City officials resolved the 2017 lawsuit with a settlement at the Will County Courthouse. Under the terms of the settlement, the city made no admission of wrongdoing or liability and was not responsible for paying Fitzsimmons’ attorney’s fees. “Slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries that can rack up expensive medical […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2021 – A lawsuit against Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm, canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, has gone to the Virginia Supreme Court on interlocutory appeal. Filed pro se by retired attorney Eric J. Bonetti, the suit alleges that Malm engaged in tortious abuse of process by filing false police reports and a request for a protective order for an improper purpose, which Bonetti alleges was to silence his criticism of Malm’s conduct. The suit also alleges the other aspect of abuse of process — actions improper in the ordinary course […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)July 6, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infected to ensure workers would remain at the plant, and the company failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. David Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Mr. Elijah was not told […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2021 – Two drivers and three passengers were injured in a car accident in the Calumet Heights neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.   Chicago Police said a Nissan Maxima traveling north on Stony Island Avenue hit a Toyota Corolla after running a stop sign. The collision occurred on April 9 at Stony Island Avenue and 87th Street. The impact caused the Nissan to crash into a South Side flower shop and catch fire.   The Nissan driver was a 27-year-old man. The two passengers in the vehicle were also in their 20s. Witnesses said […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 29, 2021 – A 22-year-old man died in a work-related forklift accident in San Antonio in July 2019. His father filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit. However, the suit was not successful. The family received benefits from workers’ compensation, paid out over two years. The young man died at his employer’s worksite after being pinned under a forklift. The employer offered to pay for the young man’s funeral expenses, but the offer came after the burial. If an employer carries workers’ compensation insurance in the Lone Star State, then the worker’s compensation policy is […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2021 – Family members of a father and son who died in a 2018 collision with a truck in Boone County, Illinois, won a $9 million jury verdict. Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez, 52, and his son, Pedro Pasillas-Delgado, 22, were traveling south on South Quarry Road close to the Bloods Point Road intersection when their vehicle was hit by a truck. The car accident occurred after the truck ignored a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Both men died at the scene of the March 26, 2018, crash. The impact caused the car and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 –  A Chicago driver was arrested after fleeing the scene of a fatal bicycle accident in Lombard, Illinois. He now faces felony charges.   Norris Watt, 25, was driving over 80 mph when he struck and killed a bicyclist with his car. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said the motorist failed to stop after the collision. He was charged with aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.   Watt was allegedly highly intoxicated when the car accident occurred near Stewart Avenue and Roosevelt Road. An investigation revealed he […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2021 – After a client suffered serious injuries in a car accident involving multiple vehicles, the New Jersey car accident lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm successfully settled the case with the insurance company. As a result of the accident, the client suffered severe spinal injuries. Shortly after the accident, the injured client reached out to the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, who agreed to take the case. After diligently preparing the claim, founding partner Todd J. Leonard and senior litigation associate Paul G. Paravati settled the case for $1,277,500. Attorney […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, today issued a statement concerning the litigation and related issues. “I remain deeply concerned about the church’s actions, including what I allege is its abuse of the protective order system in order to try to suppress legitimate criticism of the church, its clergy, and its conduct. This includes the church’s various false statements under oath, including that it has been threatened, that my late mother contacted the church repeatedly prior […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2021 – A former student filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Joliet high school, alleging that she suffered serious injuries in a dog attack because of negligence in the organization and supervision of a service project.   Anais Turiello, 19, and her parents filed the complaint against Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) at the Will County Courthouse. Court documents said the dog bite incident occurred when Turiello was delivering meals to senior citizens on August 11, 2017, as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.   Turiello picked up her meal deliveries from the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – An injured customer filed a slip and fall lawsuit against Menards, a home improvement retail chain.   Donald O’Connell sued the company for negligence over an incident in August 2019 at a Menards store in Crest Hill, Illinois. He sustained serious injuries to his limbs and other parts of his body in a slip and fall accident.   O’Connell visited Menards on August 21, 2019. A store employee allegedly positioned a forklift directly behind him without his knowledge. O’Connell tripped and fell over one of the forklift blades. According to the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 3, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often affect a person’s balance, among other issues. Although deep brain stimulation and implantable devices are available to help, the process is invasive. However, the latest device, the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), from Helius Medical Technologies may offer a solution.   Helius Medical Technologies has a new portable product that stimulates the brain via the tongue. It was granted marketing clearance in the United States to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with trouble walking. The company says there are other uses for this technology, and one of them […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2021 – In a recent settlement, Founding Partner, Todd J. Leonard, Esq., of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, successfully settled a motorcycle accident case. A Springfield woman, in her early twenties, was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle, which was struck by a motorist turning left in front of the motorcycle in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The woman sustained serious injuries to her hip and left leg and ultimately required an open reduction and internal fixation for her extensive fractures. As a result of this accident, she also has permanent scarring. Attorney […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)May 28, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infections to ensure workers would remain at the plant and failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Elijah was not told to wear any personal […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2021 – The Law Office of Mark Nicholson practices Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights. Attorney Mark Nicholson started as a solo practitioner then, within five months, he hired an intern. A year later, he hired a paralegal then a year later he hired a legal assistant. His firm is growing and he is ready to hire an Associate Attorney. There is room for growth at this highly-rated and prominent law firm. This is an opportunity for a dedicated attorney to gain valuable experience and further their career with an […]


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